The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is widely regarded as a leading film festival in Africa. Founded in 1979, it is the oldest and largest film festival in Southern Africa, presenting over 100 screenings, all of which are premieres in this region. 

The festival also offers workshops, seminars and outreach activities that include screenings in township areas where cinemas do not exist. 

DIFF is an Oscar qualifying Festival for Best Documentary and Best Short Film.

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